Swimming Teacher Jobs Abroad

Are you...

  • 18+ by June 1st?
  • Available for 9 weeks?
  • A good swimmer?
  • Ready for a summer of fun?

Do you...

  • Enjoy teaching children?
  • Hold any swimming teaching qualifications?
  • Enjoy spending time at the lake or pool?

Ready to...

  • Spend summer in America?
  • Travel to NY, LA and more?
  • Gain a valuable addition to your CV?
  • Leave the water wings behind?


Teach Swimming Abroad at a Summer Camp in America!

This year teach swimming abroad in America as a Swim Instructor and enjoy the ultimate summer experience!

Use your Swim Instructor Skills or Lifeguard Qualification to secure yourself a job at the lake or the pool at camp. Working at a USA Summer Camp helps provide the most incredible facilities for their Campers. From the lake to the swimming pool, there’s plenty for the campers to enjoy during their sessions and free periods. The water’s a pretty cool place to spend hot, sunny days!

Pack your swimming costume and get your goggles ready as there are incredible swimming instructor jobs waiting for you at a Summer Camp in America. Apply now for swimming teacher jobs abroad.

Do I need a qualification to teach swimming abroad?

If you’re looking for swimming teacher jobs abroad then you’ve come to the right place, as Summer Camps are looking for instructors like you to teach swimming this summer. Summer Camps typically look to hire swimming instructors who are either experienced or who have formal qualifications.

Ditch your regular retail or office job, forget the unpredictable weather and go have some fun in America!

What Swim Teaching Qualifications do I need to work abroad at Summer Camp?

Swim Teacher Qualifications include ASA Swim Teacher Level 1/2, STA Swim Teaching Qualification and a NPLQ or RLSS Certification.

If you’ve worked at a leisure centre before the likelihood is you may already have these. Quite often camps in America will help you get an American Red Cross qualification upon arrival at camp. In this case, you’ll have another great addition to put on your CV!

What can I expect to earn as a swim instructor abroad at USA Summer Camp?

When teaching swimming abroad for the Summer in America, you’ll be classed as a Specialist Counselor, so will earn extra money as well!

Swimming instructors with qualifications can expect to earn a minimum of $2,000 for the summer! Plus you get all your food and accommodation for free, included in the teaching abroad package with USA Summer Camp.  Not to mention, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the sun, sea and sand!

What is it like working as a Swimming Instructor at Camp?

Working as a swimming instructor at a summer camp means spending your day teaching excited kids at the pool or the lake.  Safety is key and this is a great opportunity to teach a range of skill levels from beginners to competitive swimmers.

A typical day might involve:

  • Getting up bright and early in the morning
  • Joining your campers for breakfast and flag-raising
  • The first activity of the day
  • Lunch at mid-day
  • Your next activity session
  • Free period
  • Dinner time
  • Scheduled evening activities eg. traditional camp fire, films, skits, camp awards.

Being a Swimming Instructor at Camp

Working as a swimming instructor at summer camp means spending your day teaching excited kids at the pool or the lake. Safety is key and this is a great opportunity to teach a range of skill levels from beginners to competitive swimmers.


Swimming instructors with qualifications will make over $2,000 for the summer!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Lifeguard Qualification?

No you don’t.  You would simply need your Swim Instructor Qualification.  Quite often camps in America will train you and you’ll gain an American Red Cross as well.

We do have amazing Lifeguard Jobs available at camp as well for those who can’t teach swimming.

How do I become a Swim Instructor this summer?

Quite simply Apply Now to create an application with USA Summer Camp.  On your personal profile page, you can select Swim Instructor as one of your skills. A camp will interview you for this position, make sure you’re suited to camp and that it’s a camp you wish to work at and they’ll offer you a job.  The first step is to Apply Now.

What does the job involve?

You’ll spend 2-3 periods of the day teaching swimming to the children at camp. The children will be different ages and abilities, as you’d expect.  Camp being camp, its not only designed to teach and coach swimming, there are also camp games going on so there may be swim races and tournaments that you gear your children up to, and hopefully win.

It’s an amazing opportunity to harness your skills, work abroad and have loads of fun.

Will I get chance to take part in other activities?

Yes. Even though you’re job role is a lifeguard, you’ll have an active part in camp.  There are many breaks in the day, join in with evening activities and skits and be a valuable team member in colour wars!

Are you ready for the
ultimate summer job?